amianthus

noun
am·i·an·thus | \ ˌamēˈan(t)thəs \
variants: or amiantus \-ntəs \
plural -es

Definition of amianthus 

: fine silky asbestos

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First Known Use of amianthus

1607, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amianthus

Latin amiantus, from Greek amiantos, from amiantos unpolluted, pure, from a- a- entry 2 + -miantos (from miainein to pollute)

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